Senior Employee Relations Advisor / (Deputy Head)

  • Location

    City of London, London

  • Sector:

    Investment Banking

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  • Salary:

    £90000 - £115000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Dominique Seal

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  • Published:

    7 months ago

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I'm currently working with a global Financial Services firm in the search for a Senior Employee Relations Advisor (Deputy Head of Employee Relations). This an exciting opportunity to join a highly regarded commercial function with excellent career progression.

Working in close partnership with HR Business Partners and reporting to the Regional Head of Employee Relations, you will:

  • Proactively manage ER cases across the EMEA region, including disciplinaries, grievances, performance management and involuntary exits (including redundancies) to successful resolution.
  • Partner with HR Business Partners, Legal & Compliance and the Regional Head of ER, to assess and mitigate legal, regulatory and reputational risk, whilst supporting the firms inclusive culture.
  • Advise on the employee relations impact of organisational change, including workforce reductions and acquisitions, consulting with employee representative bodies as required.
  • Support the Regional Head of ER in defining and executing the ER strategy for EMEA and ensuring ER practices and processes support the firms organisational objectives and culture.
  • Use the ER case management system to log cases and use the associated data to gather insights, identify trends and develop proactive strategies to remediate risk.
  • Interpret, communicate and maintain ER policies, processes and training, ensuring their content is current and fit for purpose.
  • Assist in the design and delivery of training to managers, employees and HR partners on relevant ER topics.
  • Partner with other Center of Excellence (COE) teams such as Talent Management, Total Rewards and Talent Acquisition on firm-wide HR projects.
  • Lead, and contribute to, ER-related projects as necessary


  • Strong Financial Services industry experience required, preferably from fund management or investment banking.
  • Solid Employee Relations case management and advisory experience and/or HR Business Partner experience focus in ER.
  • Sound knowledge of UK and other regional employment law and regulation, and ability to pragmatically apply this knowledge in a commercial environment.
  • Experience working in a highly matrixed and results oriented environment. Proven ability to navigate through ambiguity.
  • Excellent consultative, coaching and conflict resolution skills.
  • Ability to influence and articulate complex issues to a diverse range of stakeholders, both in verbally and in writing. Experience building consensus on a cross-functional basis.
  • Analytical and creative mind-set. Capable of challenging the status quo and flexing solutions to changing demands. Considers the local, regional and global impact of decisions.
  • Highly motivated to seek higher levels of performance in self and in others.
  • Commitment to the highest standards of excellence and personal integrity.
  • Able to independently juggle multiple projects and stakeholders simultaneously.

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